The search for the next big star was marked by the return of “Born To Be A Star” which premiered last Jan. 30 featuring a fresh set of talents and new judges that will make you look forward to watching the show on weekends.
Produced by VIVA Entertainment for Cignal TV and TV5, the latest reality talent search puts a spotlight on aspiring and talented individuals from across the Philippines. At stake is a P1 million cash prize and a recording and management contract under VIVA Entertainment.
The singing reality show is hosted by breakthrough singer-actress Kim Molina and multi-talented actor Matteo Guidicelli, who both worked together as judge detectives in the recent program Masked Singer Pilipinas. The show also boasts of star-studded panel of judges (“Star Judges”) who will be deliberating the contestant’s progress throughout the show: Philippine Rap Legend Andrew E, Asia’s Vocal Supreme Katrina Velarde, OST Princess and former Born To Be A Star finalist Janine Tenoso, G-Force founder and choreographer Teacher Georcelle Sy, and multi-talented singer Sam Concepcion.
The audition process of the talent search is a lot different from the usual, given the current limitations brought about by the pandemic. Auditionees were asked to submit videos through Tiktok. Out of the hundreds who submitted, only 40 applicants were shortlisted for the TV try-outs. Contestants slayed the stage with their song and dance numbers to get three or more stars from the Star Judges so they can make it to the next round.
The journey of each contestant to achieve the dream of becoming a star will not be a walk in the park. From 40 auditionees, only 21 of them will move on to the training camp where the program’s Star Mentors will be working with them to bring out their full star potential.
The next two episodes of the show are a must-see as the remaining contenders will undergo a boot camp training session with Thyro, Wency Cornejo, and Daryl Ong — dynamic talents known for their expertise in singing, songwriting, and artistic performance. The mentors will be imparting their share of experiences and lessons learned to the finalists vying for the top title of being the next big thing in Philippine show business — made even more desirable with the promise of new project opportunities and a sweet 1M cash prize.
Who’s going to shine brighter and stand out from the rest? Follow the aspiring stars of Born To Be A Star every Saturday, 7 PM on TV5 and a catch-up airing every Sunday, 8 PM on Viva Entertainment’s SARI-SARI Channel on Cignal TV CH. 03. Also available on SatLite CH. 30 and on Cignal Play on Android and iOS and cignalplay.com.
Originally published on Manila Bulletin.